A History of the Roman Empire from Its Foundation to the by J.B. Bury

By J.B. Bury

This strains the heritage of Rome from the start of Augustus's reign to the loss of life of Aurelius within the overdue 2d century A.D.

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It was shown very clearly Mr. H. F. Pelham by (Journal of Phi- senatus. Princeps stands for Princeps Civitatis, a term which was applied by Cicero to Pompey. Princeps alone, was also applied by Cicero both to lology, viii. 323) that i'ompey and to Cresar (cp. , 8. 9. , 6. 6. 5), and by Sallust to This view is held by both Pomp3y. Mommseu and Schiller. Herzog, however (G>>sch. u. Syst. d*r rom. , ii. 134), thinks that the imperial title princeps was originally derived from the formal title princeps senatus and gradually gained a wider He compares the extension of the sense.

Pot. quaque lege, rogatione divum lAug(ustum) Tiberiumve Julium Carsarem Aug(ustum), Tiberiumve Claudium Ca^sarem Aug(ustum) Gernmnicum facere oportuit, ea omnia imp(eratori) Caesari Vespasiano designate (however amply extended) as a lex de imperio, as imperium and tribunician potestas are legally quite distinct conIt seems far more likely that ceptions. this lex vested the Princeps with a num- Aug(usto) facere ber of rights which were not given by his proconsular imperium and by his tribunician power (cp.

CHAP. NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS. ii. 23 NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS. THE RESIGNATION OF THE A. TRIUMVIRATE. If we had not the statement of Augustus himself (in the words quoted in note, p. 10), we should have supposed, from the statements of other writers, that the surrender of all his extraordinary powers took place on Jan. C. 27. C. C. Herzog seems to think that in mentioning his sixth consulship Augustus is only thinking of his revival of the form of exchanging fasces with the other consul. It might also be suggested he that meant the annulling of the arbitrary acts of the triumvirate.

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